Literary Genius Foundation


Published: 07-03-2016

SOLE Reaches Out To Early Childhood Sector

For the first time in Jamaica, some children at the early-childhood level will be introduced to the Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLE), which will see them connecting with other toddlers worldwide in a bid to enhance exposure and develop cognitive skills.

Published: 05-05-2015

Inside the World’s Best Kindergarten

Architect Takaharu Tezuka explains how the features of a new kindergarten building in Tokyo are designed to foster a spirit of creativity and exploration in children.

Published: 08-04-2015

Lend a Hand - b3 Community - Feature

Combining two of her passions, children and reading Rondeen McLean was inspired to develop a ‘nation building’ Foundation for Jamaica’s youth.

Published: 17-03-2015

Lessons Learned from a Class of 5 Year Olds

When I was asked to do a reading session with a class of 5 year olds I accepted without giving the matter too much thought.

Published: 02-03-2015

Early Childhood Education to Get Financial Boost

The Jamaica Observer announces in February of 2014 that a loan from World Bank’s International Bank for Reconstruction and Development will allow 75 percent of all Jamaican children to enroll in free pre-kindergarten educational institutions. The plan will include tracking of students’ progress to identify students who require special services.

Published: 03-02-2015

Reading to the Shalom Geniuses - Eton Williams

During a visit to Jamaica during the Christmas holidays last year, I got a chance to join Rondeen and read to students at the Shalom Basic School in August Town.

Published: 18-11-2014

Volunteer Uncles Helping Children Read

Picture a group of guys from UWI and what comes to mind? A study session? A rowdy football match? A group of students from UWI's Taylor Hall Butchers Block B is creating a whole new image.

Published: 03-09-2014

Investment In Early Childhood Education Critical

The Jamaica Observer compares the results of three recent long-term studies on early childhood education and concludes that the economic and social benefits of early childhood education far outweigh the costs.

Published: 12-08-2014

What the Best Education Systems Are Doing Right

Amy Choi compares two of the world’s leading educational systems, the South Korean and Finnish public school networks, and argues that the United States needs to improve its own educational system by culling the best qualities from each without producing the pressure and anxiety that make South Korean students notoriously unhappy.

Published: 21-07-2014

Teachers Need Real Feedback - Video

In a powerful TED Talk, Bill Gates argues convincingly that the reason the U.S. lags behind other countries in reading, math, and science education is that, unlike the countries that outrank it, the U.S. has failed to create a system for providing teachers with constructive feedback.

Published: 04-06-2014

An Overview of Education in Jamaica

A short article summarizing the current structure of Jamaica’s current public primary and secondary educational system and its students’ achievements and weaknesses.

Published: 07-05-2014

Three Rules to Spark Learning - Video

In a TED Talk, Ramsey Musallan contends that the primary goal of a teacher should be to cultivate curiosity, not impart information, and that the key lessons involved are how to ask questions, how to experiment without fearing failure, and how to use past experiences to improve one’s own methods.